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1965 Draft

1965 NFL Draft & Order

The 1965 NFL Draft consisted of 20 rounds with a total of 118 players drafted. The top pick was Tucker Frederickson out of Auburn drafted by the New York Giants. Of the 11 players selected in the first round 7 played offense and 4 played defense. Illinois had the most players selected in the first round of the 1965 draft with 2. Some of the top drafted players were Gale Sayers (drafted by the Chicago Bears in Round 1), Craig Morton (drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in Round 1), Ken Willard (drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in Round 1), Donny Anderson (drafted by the Green Bay Packers in Round 1) and Karl Sweetan (drafted by the Detroit Lions in Round 18). View all of the players selected in the 1965 NFL Draft round by round.
1965 NFL Draft
Round 1
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
1 Tucker Frederickson RB Auburn New York Giants
Mike Curtis LB Duke Baltimore Colts
Donny Anderson RB Texas Tech Green Bay Packers
Craig Morton QB California Dallas Cowboys
Tom Nowatzke RB Indiana Detroit Lions
Jack Snow WR Notre Dame Minnesota Vikings
Clancy Williams DB Washington State Los Angeles Rams
Ken Willard RB North Carolina San Francisco 49ers
Gale Sayers RB Kansas Chicago Bears
George Donnelly DB Illinois San Francisco 49ers
Dick Butkus LB Illinois Chicago Bears
Round 2
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Jim Garcia DL Purdue Cleveland Browns
Ralph Neely OL Oklahoma Baltimore Colts
Archie Sutton OL Illinois Minnesota Vikings
Malcolm Walker OL Rice Dallas Cowboys
Dave Simmons LB Georgia Tech St. Louis Cardinals
Walter Johnson DL Los Angeles State Cleveland Browns
Ray Rissmiller OL Georgia Philadelphia Eagles
Joe Cerne OL Northwestern San Francisco 49ers
Jerry Rush DL Michigan State Detroit Lions
Lance Rentzel WR Oklahoma Minnesota Vikings
Roy Jefferson WR Utah Pittsburgh Steelers
Round 3
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Allen Brown TE Mississippi Green Bay Packers
Jack Chapple LB Stanford San Francisco 49ers
Bo Scott RB Ohio State Cleveland Browns
Bob Timberlake K Michigan New York Giants
Jim Norton DL Washington San Francisco 49ers
Al Nelson DB Cincinnati Philadelphia Eagles
Glenn Ressler OL Penn State Baltimore Colts
Chuck Mercein RB Yale New York Giants
Ray Ogden TE Alabama St. Louis Cardinals
Fred Brown LB Miami (Fla.) Los Angeles Rams
Round 4
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Henry Carr DB Arizona State New York Giants
Tom Myers QB Northwestern Detroit Lions
Fred Hill TE USC Philadelphia Eagles
Bob Svihus OL USC Dallas Cowboys
Mike Strofolino LB Villanova Los Angeles Rams
Jimmy Sidle RB Auburn Dallas Cowboys
Johnny Roland RB Missouri St. Louis Cardinals
Round 5
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Ed Flanagan OL Purdue Detroit Lions
Frank Lambert P Mississippi New York Giants
Dave McCormick OL Louisiana State San Francisco 49ers
John Henderson WR Michigan Philadelphia Eagles
Tom Vaughn DB Iowa State Detroit Lions
Doug Woodlief LB Memphis Los Angeles Rams
Frank Marchlewski OL Minnesota Los Angeles Rams
Round 6
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Bobby Felts RB Florida A&M Baltimore Colts
Arnie Simkus Michigan Cleveland Browns
Rich Koeper OL Oregon State Green Bay Packers
Round 7
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Dick Gordon WR Michigan State Chicago Bears
Brig Owens DB Cincinnati Dallas Cowboys
Erwin Will DL Dayton Philadelphia Eagles
Frank Roy OL Utah St. Louis Cardinals
Dale Lindsey LB Western Kentucky Cleveland Browns
Bob Kowalkowski OL Virginia Detroit Lions
Tony Guillory LB Lamar Los Angeles Rams
Junior Coffey RB Washington Green Bay Packers
Round 8
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Don Croftcheck LB Indiana Washington Redskins
Jeff Jordan DB Tulsa Minnesota Vikings
Willie Williams DB Grambling State New York Giants
Russell Wayt LB Rice Dallas Cowboys
Brian Schweda DL Kansas Chicago Bears
Mike Howell DB Grambling State Cleveland Browns
Rosey Davis DL Tennessee State Baltimore Colts
Round 9
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Tom Bleick DB Georgia Tech Baltimore Colts
Jerry Smith TE Arizona State Washington Redskins
Gary Lane QB Missouri Cleveland Browns
Wayne Swinford DB Georgia San Francisco 49ers
Bruce McLenna RB Hillsdale Detroit Lions
Jimmy Heidel DB Mississippi St. Louis Cardinals
Round 10
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
George Harold DB Allen Baltimore Colts
Dave Tobey LB Oregon Pittsburgh Steelers
Bud Marshall DL Stephen F. Austin St. Green Bay Packers
Dennis Murphy DL Florida Chicago Bears
Bob Briggs RB Central Oklahoma Washington Redskins
Round 11
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Olie Cordill DB Memphis Cleveland Browns
Willie Adams DL New Mexico State Washington Redskins
Frank Cornish DL Grambling State Chicago Bears
Jim Kearney DB Prairie View A&M Detroit Lions
Jethro Pugh DL Elizabeth City State Dallas Cowboys
Frank Molden DL Jackson State Pittsburgh Steelers
Jim Weatherwax DL Los Angeles State Green Bay Packers
Ernie Koy RB Texas New York Giants
Round 12
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Jim Carroll LB Notre Dame New York Giants
Mike Tilleman DL Montana Minnesota Vikings
Ernie Kellermann DB Miami (Ohio) Dallas Cowboys
Round 13
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Dave Osborn RB North Dakota Minnesota Vikings
Roy Schmidt OL Long Beach State Green Bay Packers
Carl Lockhart DB North Texas New York Giants
J.R. Wilburn WR South Carolina Pittsburgh Steelers
Jack Jacobson DB Oklahoma State Detroit Lions
Round 14
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Mike Alford OL Auburn St. Louis Cardinals
Cannonball Butler RB Edward Waters Pittsburgh Steelers
Olen Underwood LB Texas New York Giants
Tom Longo DB Notre Dame Philadelphia Eagles
Garry Porterfield DL Tulsa Dallas Cowboys
Dave Pivec TE Notre Dame Chicago Bears
Round 15
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Wallace Dickey OL Texas State Detroit Lions
John Carrell LB Texas Tech Pittsburgh Steelers
Roy Hilton DL Jackson State Baltimore Colts
Round 16
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Dave Hettema OL New Mexico San Francisco 49ers
Robert Reed OL Tennessee State Washington Redskins
Phil Vandersea DL Massachusetts Green Bay Packers
Carl Silvestri DB Wisconsin St. Louis Cardinals
Round 17
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Whit Canale DL Tennessee Pittsburgh Steelers
Mike Melinkovich DL Washington St. Louis Cardinals
Mitch Johnson OL UCLA Dallas Cowboys
Round 18
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Marty Amsler DL Ivy Tech State-SW IN (J.C.) Dallas Cowboys
Chris Hanburger LB North Carolina Washington Redskins
Mike Ciccolella LB Dayton New York Giants
Ed McQuarters DL Oklahoma St. Louis Cardinals
Karl Sweetan QB Wake Forest Detroit Lions
Round 19
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Barry Brown TE Florida Baltimore Colts
Smith Reed RB Alcorn State New York Giants
Roy Shivers RB Utah State St. Louis Cardinals
Round 20
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Ralph Kurek RB Wisconsin Chicago Bears
Cosmo Iacovazzi RB Princeton Minnesota Vikings
Bob Shann DB Boston College Philadelphia Eagles

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